Catania-Fontanarossa Airport

LICC · Sicily, Italy

Climate Catania-Fontanarossa Airport 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (LICC) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 93.9 96 96 99 89 92
February 92.7 85 100 95 99
March 93.0 98 88 93 87
April 92.1 99 97 90 92
May 95.0 83 96 98 98
June 99.6 100 100 100 100
July 99.5 100 100 100 99
August 99.7 100 100 100 100
September 97.8 99 100 97 98
October 94.5 97 99 87 99
November 93.1 99 96 79 94
December 96.0 98 95 100 94
Average 95.8 95.8 96.2 97.6 94.5 96.2

2nd best VFR conditions of Italy

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 98.9 99 99 100 98 97
February 98.5 93 100 100 100
March 98.8 100 99 100 95
April 99.3 99 100 99 100
May 99.5 98 100 100 100
June 99.9 100 100 100 100
July 99.9 100 100 100 100
August 100.0 100 100 100 100
September 99.5 100 100 100 99
October 98.6 100 100 93 100
November 98.8 100 99 98 98
December 99.4 100 100 100 99
Average 99.3 99.3 99.1 99.7 99.0 99.0

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 15.7 18 16 15 16 16
February 16.6 15 18 18 19
March 17.8 19 16 17 17
April 19.7 20 20 19 20
May 23.7 22 25 25 25
June 29.2 28 32 30 28
July 32.0 34 32 32 31
August 32.1 31 32 34 33
September 29.2 30 30 30 29
October 24.8 28 26 23 24
November 21.0 23 22 21 21
December 17.6 19 19 17 18
Average 22.6 17.6 23.9 23.8 23.3 23.1

5th highest temperature of Italy

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 4.7 6 6 3 6 4
February 5.0 5 5 6 5
March 6.7 7 6 6 7
April 9.2 9 10 9 10
May 13.0 14 13 13 14
June 17.8 18 19 18 16
July 20.7 22 21 21 21
August 21.1 20 21 22 22
September 19.2 19 20 20 20
October 14.8 16 14 15 13
November 11.2 12 11 13 11
December 7.0 8 10 7 8
Average 11.8 6.2 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.3

59th lowest temperature of Italy

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 4.4 5 4 6 5 1
February 5.0 7 1 2 2
March 5.2 2 7 6 14
April 3.0 3 1 3 3
May 2.8 9 2 1 0
June 1.0 2 0 1 1
July 0.0 0 0 0 0
August 0.4 0 1 0 0
September 3.1 1 3 3 3
October 6.0 1 2 13 3
November 5.2 2 6 7 6
December 3.7 3 3 1 9
Average 3.3 5.1 2.7 2.3 3.2 3.2

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 8.3 9 8 7 8 7
February 8.7 9 10 8 8
March 9.4 10 10 8 9
April 9.1 10 11 9 8
May 8.6 9 8 8 9
June 8.2 8 8 8 9
July 8.5 9 8 9 8
August 8.2 9 8 9 8
September 8.3 8 9 8 8
October 7.9 8 7 10 7
November 8.1 10 9 9 7
December 8.3 8 7 9 8
Average 8.5 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.1

5th highest wind speed of Italy

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 239° 244° 230° 247° 189°
February 071° 243° 229° 240°
March 251° 078° 100° 072°
April 084° 051° 078° 089°
May 063° 071° 074° 087°
June 081° 078° 080° 084°
July 080° 081° 077° 086°
August 087° 094° 078° 082°
September 079° 111° 094° 081°
October 097° 113° 038° 158°
November 253° 247° 156° 122°
December 249° 239° 244° 245°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.